Accession Number:

ADA181004

Title:

Development of a Nickel Oxide/Hydrogen Multilayer Bipolar Battery for Pulsed Power,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EIC LABS INC NORWOOD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Spaced-based missile defense systems will require sources of pulsed power to operate prospective directed energy weapons. In principle, an electrochemical power source can provide this power at a much lower weight than alternative magnetic or electric field devices capacitors or inductors. However, advances must be made in high rate thin film electrode materials and in battery design. In the present program we are investigating electrochemical capacities under pulsed conditions for two promising materials 1 LaNi5 which acts as hydrogen storage anode with high hydrogen diffusion rates and 2 a hydrated nickel oxide cathode with optimized mixed ionic and electronic conductivity. Thin films were prepared by reactive sputtering, vapor desposition, anodization of nickel and electrochemical precipitaiton of nickel hydroxide. Keywords Lathanum Nickel oxide Nickel compounds.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE